Teams in a group will play against each other once and against teams in the other group twice; 8 games per team; Teams are then seeded by basis on win-loss records. Ties are broken among point differentials of the tied teams. Standings will be determined in one league table; teams do not qualify by basis of groupings.
The team with the worst record will be eliminated after the elimination round. 
Semifinals will be two round robin affairs with the remaining five teams.
The top two teams in the semifinals advance to the best of five Finals. The last two teams dispute the third-place trophy in a best of five playoff and the right to the last slot allocated for the IBA-PBA tournament.